Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Case You Haven't Heard.......



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Grant got a new shirt.

Oh, and he's going to be a BIG BROTHER! Yeah! haha

As of today, June 17th, or maybe I'll just go with tomorrow, June 18th, I am 17 weeks along. As Grant's shirt says, the baby is due Nov. 26th. So, if the baby is "on time," it and Grant will be 4 days less than 2 years a part. Kind-a perfect, don't you think? But Grant was 3 weeks early, so we'll see what this child wants to do and when it wants to come :) I have been doing "ok," for what that's worth!!

But guess what?! I GET TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY! Isn't that so exciting? We get to expand our wonderful little family. We are so grateful for the second opportunity it will be to have a child sent from our Father in Heaven. Knowing that I have been chosen to be this next child's "vessel" is such a blessing. Being a mother is more fulfilling than anything I think I could ever imagine doing. I know it's probably going to be hard, but how could anyone complain about the beautiful opportunity to raise a child! I am just so thrilled, and I am so thankful for a mother who been a stalwart example of how to be an amazing mother. If I am half of what she was/IS, then I know I'll be just fine. Plus, I have the most AMAZING husband anyone could ever ask for. Ben not only treats me like I am worth more than anything on earth, but he's the best father EVER!!! I am SO spoiled. This child should be jumping for joy knowing that Ben will be it's father. So- I guess now I'll be giving random updates on how things are going.

Oh- and for those who are wondering if we are going to find out the sex, you can stop wondering. We don't like to do that. So- this will be just as much a surprise to us as it will be to you when the baby comes. With Grant, Ben NEVER had ANY idea what it would be. I think I wanted a girl so much, I convinced myself he would be. Now, I have a sinking (or uplifting?) feeling that the baby is a boy. Same with the majority of people I ask! But when I asked Ben what he thought, he said "not a clue." Then, when we started discussing baby names for both, he could only come up with GIRL names! So- maybe that's him feeling it'll be a girl? So, I'm sorry Leah and Louise, you will have to wait, and you can't call our doctor to find out, cause they won't know either :)

9 comments:

Kim said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to meet him/her. And with that awesome attitude about motherhood, I hope you have a dozen kids.

Mark 'n Mindee West said...

Yeah for you! Hope things continue to go well

Ali said...

Congrats Rochelle! (Even though I heard about this at Riley's wedding). It's really great to hear your positive perspective on motherhood. And November is a great month! (I'm a Novemer baby). Is this too much information in one comment? Eh, it probably is. Oh well. Congrats again!

J and L said...

Yay for babies!!! Congratulations (again)!!!

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

congrats! I'm really excited for you both. How's grant going to take being an older brother?

Lali Johnson said...

Congratulations Rochelle! Number two isn't as hard as you think it might be, you will be just fine :)

JRid said...

Very exciting news! More reason to come visit again! You are due soon after my sister in November.

As for names, well, just be ready with two! Congratulations and best wishes!

jesieo said...

i can't believe i found out you were pregnant from your blog!!! wow, congratulations, what a great surprise! what should i start knitting?

Candice said...

I am so excited for you and I am ready to see the belly pics :)I don't know how you can wait the full 9 months to find out the sex! I hate the feeling that I don't know something and I could. Good for y'all though.